What's My Line?

Season 18 Episode 46


Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Jul 16, 1967 on CBS



  • Notes

    • The mystery guests are all hosts of other Goodson-Todman game show productions: Bud Collyer of "To Tell the Truth"; Allen Ludden of "Password"; Ed McMahon of "Snap Judgment"; and Gene Rayburn of "The Match Game." Host John Daly brought announcer Johnny Olson on stage during the post-game conversation. Johnny is the announcer for all of these game shows except "Password," which is sometimes filmed at the "CBS Television City" studio in Hollywood, CA instead of New York. Johnny said that he had scheduling conflicts regarding his inability to announce for "Password." - Suzanne (2004)

      This is a classic show where the hosts of the four remaining Goodson-Todman game shows at the time, Allen Ludden, Gene Rayburn, Ed McMahon and Bud Collyer, are the mystery guests. It was the first-ever appearance on WML for the latter three gents, Gene Rayburn, Ed McMahon and Bud Collyer. (Bud Collyer's first mystery guest solo turn came in his last-ever TV appearance on the Wally Bruner WML syndicated version in March 1969.) Susan Oakland and Mark Goodson are the guest panelists. Mark calls Susan "Miss Cott" in his introduction of her, and then gets gently corrected by her as she says, "Miss Oakland." She is technically "Mrs. Cott" since she is married to Ted Cott. Allen makes a veiled reference to daytime Password's impending demise when, after Gene says to Goodson, "Keep those checks coming!" Allen adds plaintively, "For a while that is!" Johnny Olson joins the group during the post game chat. - Eric Paddon (2004)

      Concerning Password's locale, although Password filmed shows weeks and months at a time in Hollywood, Password's home base was in New York. Password's longest stay in Hollywood was during the last 14 weeks of 1966. - Kirk Morgan (2004)